Today I am in Spain doing prophetic training and activation with the G42 students. I am here, hoping France will send my luggage this way shortly, ha ha. I had a great weekend in Utrecht, Netherlands with a great church and good friends. I was blessed to pray with some precious people and to speak on discipleship in connection with the Holy Spirit. Discipling others is about giving life to them and leading them into the life that comes by Christ in them, the hope of glory.
Our connection with the Spirit of God makes us life-giving in this world. We don’t just become alive by Him, we become life-giving because of Him in our lives. Even Jesus said if anyone is thirsty they can come to Him and become givers of life to others. Have you been dry long enough now? Anyone thirsty? Have you been in drought long enough? Come to Me and drink and from you inner most being, your spirit, will flow rivers of life-giving water. He didn’t say come to Him and drink and you will be satisfied. He said come to Me and drink and you will be a satisfier. You will be a source of water in the desert; a highway of holiness in the most unclean places. You will be a river of destiny on the plains of the earth. From within you will flow the antidote to every sickness. The deliverance from every oppressor will flow from you to the world you live in.
John 7:37-39 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Come to Me and drink and from inside of you will flow rivers of living water. It comes in the name of Jesus, but it comes by the One who comes in the name of Jesus. Who comes in the name of Jesus? Holy Spirit! He is the Helper! He is the giver of life so we can be life and give life to the world!
Jesus spoke to His disciples as an external voice, but He wanted to speak to them internally so He was going to send them another Helper. He was going to speak to them internally. He told His disciples that they would finally hear what He had been saying to them. This is how He speaks to us as well. It is the internal voice of Holy Spirit in our hearts that transforms our lives. This is the testimony of the Helper in and with us in all things. Christ in us is the testimony of the Helper, the Holy Spirit, in our hearts.
Jesus was a New Covenant man. In a sense, He was a disciple of Christ. Jesus didn’t do anything as the Son of God. He did everything as the Son of Man. He was God, but He didn’t come to fix His world. He came to fix our world. He did not have a problem with the devil. We had a problem with the devil. We handed over our authority to the devil. There never has been a conflict between God and the devil that threatened God from losing His kingdom. The conflict was between us and the devil. We were in conflict with the devil and we didn’t even know it. We invited him to the dinner table. Jesus came to put us back in relationship with the Holy Spirit. He did only that which He saw the Father doing. He was a human being who fellowshipped the Holy Spirit. He was a disciple of Christ. He was a disciple of God in flesh. It is at least poetically correct, and probably theologically correct as well. I am not lessoning the deity of God. He humbled Himself to become something less for our sake. He did it to make the holiness of man revealed. We are holy. Human beings were intended to be holy beings. Heavenly and earthly, to bring heavenly things into earthly realities. He came to restore our holiness. He came to restore our family so we could receive the things that come from heaven in this earth and heaven and earth can be one. Part of us is humanity in heaven as the cloud of witness and part of us is humanity among the nations of men. We are the same body. Holy Spirit is God. He is Christ in us. He is the anointing and the anointing One. We have an anointing from the holy One, but we also have the anointed One. The anointing that we each have is who we are, but the anointing that He has is who He is. The source of the anointing that we are is the anointing of who He is. The only way we can activate the anointing of who we are is by fellowshipping the anointing of who He is. Christ in us is the hope of us giving life to the world we live in.
Ted J. Hanson